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Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations
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Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations: National Accounts of Time Use and Well-Being

Alan B. Krueger

Abstract

Surely everyone wants to know the source of happiness, and indeed, economists and social scientists are increasingly interested in the study and effects of subjective well-being. Putting forward a rigorous method and new data for measuring, comparing, and analyzing the relationship between well-being and the way people spend their time—across countries, demographic groups, and history—this book aims to help set the agenda of research and policy for decades to come. It does so by introducing a system of National Time Accounting (NTA), which relies on individuals' own evaluations of their emotio ... More

Keywords: subjective well-being, economists, social scientists, National Time Accounting, NTA, economic statistics, emotional experiences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226454566
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226454573.001.0001

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Alan B. Krueger, editor

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